§ 5100.82. Jurisdiction and venue of legal proceedings.

 (a)  A court ordering involuntary treatment may retain jurisdiction over subsequent proceedings. If jurisdiction is initially exercised by the court of the county in which the person is, jurisdiction shall be transferred to the county of the person’s most current residence except in cases committed under section 401 of the act (50 P. S. §  7401). For persons committed under section 401 of the act, jurisdiction shall be transferred to the court having jurisdiction over the person’s criminal status. Security provisions for a person committed under section 401 of the act may be reduced only by the court with jurisdiction over the person’s criminal status.

 (b)  Hearings may be held at facilities in all cases. In light of the difficulties involved in transporting patients and staff, and the impact upon patient care, every effort shall be made to hold hearings at the facility.

 (c)  Records of hearings shall be confidential as part of the patient’s records.



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